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The Power Plant

231 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8, Canada
+1 416-973-4949
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Great gallery of contemporary art

I had not been here in many years, but we went to see the exhibit of the unique 'curated art' of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Craig C
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Toronto, Canada
Good gallery well situated

Whist walking Toronto harbourfront, this gallery provided a striking contrast to our day. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
chiangmaicharlies
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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231 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8, Canada
Downtown West
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not been here in many years, but we went to see the exhibit of the unique 'curated art' of Ydessa Hendeles. Very worthwhile. The young staff were exceptionally well-informed, welcoming, and friendly. Easily accessible by car or TTC. Open on Thursday evenings and...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whist walking Toronto harbourfront, this gallery provided a striking contrast to our day. The Ydessa Hendeles exhibition showing at the time was interesting and thought provoking. The rooms were clean, cool and we'll staffed.

Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

There were 4 exhibits while we visiting. The content of 3 out of 4 evoked some sadness within me. But I'd rather be affected by art then not. Although a lot more could be done with the space, it's great that they can bring quality...More

Thank shearexpert2015
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a great space but with disappointing exhibitions, especially after recently visiting the MAC in Montreal.

Thank Russ1470
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stumbled across this place walking along the harbour front. We loved that the gallery focuses on 2-3 exhibits at a time as to not overwhelm those walking through. We were able to learn so much about the artists and their processes because the staff...More

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My only disappointment was that Some of the installations could make better use of the power plant's physical space. The curator ought to take a trip to MASS MoCA in North Adams to get some inspiration. But other than that, this is a site well...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Who says arts and engineering can't be mixed? Well, its in the heart ot this old power plant that they have actually immersed the works of creative artist...so naturally blended in! I'm no artist, but was pretty impressed by those exhibits on display within the...More

Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Went on a boat ride and encountered this gallery on the way to our next destination. It's a large space that's perfect for large scale avant garde installations and video presentations. The summer exhibition features two German conceptual artists. One is captivated by cloth while...More

Thank BrantfordMark
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Walking in this area of town was really special. We even picked up a geocache named after the power plant itself just outside the premises.

Thank taarhaug
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Small but interesting modern art gallery with a strong affinity to progressive causes. Stayed for half an hour. Entrance is free!

Thank gboi77
Nearby
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
...More
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